On the shelves — Sept. 15

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

Hiring For Attitude: A Revolutionary Approach to recruiting Star Performers With Both Tremendous Skills and Superb Attitude by Mark Murphy reveals what attitudes you need for your organization and gives you the tools to recruit the right talent, reduce your risk of hiring the wrong person, and cut turnover substantially.

Angora Alibi: A Seaside Knitters Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum draws yarn shop owner Izzy Perry and a group of knitting friends into the investigation of a murder where their careful attention to patterns and their fierce commitment to the common good of their community help them untangle a mystery.

Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou explores the healing and love that evolved between the author and her mother, their reconciliation after 10 years of abandonment, and the courage that fostered Angelou’s rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights.

Close My Eyes by Sophie McKenzie begins with a parent’s worst nightmare as a stranger turns up on Geniver Loxley’s doorstep telling her that her stillborn baby girl had not actually died at all but was taken away as a healthy infant who is still waiting to be found, and that Geniver’s husband Art is part of the conspiracy.

Carried in Our Hearts: The Gift of Adoption by Jane Aronson presents first-person testimonies from families whose lives have been blessed by adoption and the unconditional love that changed the destinies of thousands of children from around the world.

The Eye of Moloch by Glenn Beck paints a chilling portrait of government surveillance/police state out of control in a nation where information is power and, unless Molly Ross and her Founders Keepers can infiltrate one of the most secure locations on earth, it can become a weapon that will destroy the U.S. Constitution.

Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream by Deepak Chopra tells the true story of two brothers who immigrated from India to the United States, their personal struggles to make a new life in a strange land, and their triumphs as a spiritual leader and a doctor in a country that fostered their achievements and rewarded their hard work.


Portales Public Library

SI-COLOGY 101: Tales & Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle by Si Robertson with Mark Schlabach

Uncle Si from “Duck Dynasty,” everyone’s favorite uncle, claims that all of his stories are 95 percent true, but even that may be a stretch. There’s something about those stories that keeps friend and fans coming back for more and this laugh-out-loud book has plenty of Si’s outlandish tales that weave an up-close look into his personal life.

You’ll discover all kinds of things about Si such as: his too-close-for-comfort alligator encounter, details about his simple childhood growing up in Louisiana, tales of his days in Vietnam, where he got his first ice tea glass, and about all the marriage offers he has received, just to name a few.

You’ll see Si in his pre-beard days and you’ll get to know Si’s wife, Christine, and his two children, Trasa and Scott, as well as, the strength of Si’s personal faith and how his Bible-based convictions have guided his life.


The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

Wren Gray has been the model daughter for 18 years, but as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization.

Pleasing herself once overlapped pleasing her parents, but not so much now. How can Wren realize and honor her own desires if she doesn’t even know what they are? On the other hand, Charlie Parker knows exactly what he wants.

Since the day he first saw her, Charlie has loved Wren, but a girl like her would never fall for a guy like Charlie — at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.

In the summer after high school, Charlie’s and Wren’s souls will collide, but souls are complicated just as the bodies that house them. From one of young adult literature’s most distinctive voices, this novel explores that time between high school and college when life seems to be just beginning and everything, including true love, is possible.

Millions, Billions, and Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers By David A. Adler and illustrated by Edward Miller

What does a million look like? How about a billion or a trillion? Huge numbers such as these are hard to visualize, but this book clearly explains quantities in terms children can understand.

For example, a person could buy two full pizzas a day for more than 68 years, and to have one billion hairs, it would take the heads of ten thousand people together.

This dynamic math duo explains the concepts of large numbers in a tangible, lighthearted way.








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